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7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 9.3.2015

2015 PRWeek Hall of Fame class announced; Ad buyers not worried about Hulu commercial-free option; Twitter shuffles product department; Facebook exec goes to Washington; Americans like Pope Francis. Read entire article
3 Sep 2015 | 3:39 am PDT

Industry launches updated Barcelona Principles to measure the value of PR

A new framework for measuring the performance of communications has been launched, with an aim of reflecting the changing media landscape. Read entire article
3 Sep 2015 | 12:43 am PDT

Bye, McDonald's: Burger King continues Peace Day mission with other brands

Burger King is reaching out to more food chains to merge burgers in the name of Peace Day. Read entire article
2 Sep 2015 | 12:17 pm PDT

UBS asks the big questions in global brand relaunch

Publicis Worldwide steers the Swiss financial giant through a digital play based on extensive client research. Read entire article
2 Sep 2015 | 8:38 am PDT

Ketchum veteran Laura Ryan joins Cohn & Wolfe to lead US corporate practice

Ryan will report to US president David Herrick in the new role. She left Ketchum last week. Read entire article
2 Sep 2015 | 6:59 am PDT

Google logo: 20 best Twitter reactions from agencies, designers and brands

Google's logo change lit up social media, with designers, agencies, individuals and companies including the PR firm Manifest London all joining the discussion. Read entire article
2 Sep 2015 | 5:42 am PDT

6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 9.2.2015

Marriott's new brand ambassador is a YouTube star; Sony took the edge off 'Concussion,' according to leaked emails; Global revenue up 8.5% at Edelman in latest fiscal year; Bush changes course, challenges Trump; Consumer Reports' worst cars of 2015; A legal blow for Uber. Read entire article
2 Sep 2015 | 3:28 am PDT

Opinion: Changing perceptions about 'Brand Taiwan'

Although the country doesn't yet have a truly global brand on the scale of Samsung or Toyota, the tide is beginning to turn, says Prophet's John Holton Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 7:42 pm PDT

US-China Business Council appoints Lesley Lopez to lead comms

She took over the role from Marc Ross, who co-founded Caracal Strategies in June. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 1:30 pm PDT

Fleishman loses Gerard Carney to Guggenheim Partners

Carney will serve as Guggenheim Partners' MD and media strategist, starting next week. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 1:18 pm PDT

Edelman grows 8.5% in 2014/15 financial year

Global revenues at the world's largest PR firm rose to $833 million in the 12 months to June 30, 2015, while the US was up 9% to $504.7 million in the same period. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 12:36 pm PDT

How nine brands described their jobs to five year olds on Twitter

The hashtag garnered more than 15,000 tweets by Tuesday afternoon. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 11:36 am PDT

Honorees for PRWeek Hall of Fame 2015 unveiled

The third group of inductees to the PRWeek Hall of Fame will be honored at a dinner in New York City on December 7. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 9:04 am PDT

Chipotle calls lawsuit over GMO-free messaging 'meritless'

"Chipotle has always been honest and transparent with its customers, and our messaging surrounding our use of non-GMO ingredients is no exception," said communications director Chris Arnold. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 8:50 am PDT

NFL comms leader Paul Hicks joins Glover Park Group

He will continue to work with the league in his new role. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 8:13 am PDT

Bell Pottinger litigation support helps secure Suzuki court victory in four-year Volkswagen case

Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation has won a major decision against rival manufacturer Volkswagen in the International Court of Arbitration with help from the litigation support team of comms firm Bell Pottinger. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 7:45 am PDT

GE names CMO Beth Comstock vice chair of Business Innovations unit

She is reportedly the first woman to hold the vice chair title at GE. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 7:19 am PDT

Apple's iOS 9 to force a dramatic rethink about mobile marketing

Three reasons why marketers will have to shake things up when Apple releases the latest version of its operating system. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 6:56 am PDT

Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo dropped after a month

Kenjiro Sano has been accused of plagiarizing the logo by a Belgian designer. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 6:37 am PDT

The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 9.1.2015

More Clinton emails released; Marissa Mayer's big announcement; PRWeek Career Guide 2015; White House debuts year two of It's On Us campaign; Deflategate ruling expected this week; Wikipedia bans 281 from editing. Read entire article
1 Sep 2015 | 3:56 am PDT

Jamaica offers year-round promotional opportunities, from tourism to PR

Sandra Scott, deputy director of tourism and marketing at the Jamaica Tourist Board, explains the island's ins and outs.
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25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm PDT

Regional Spotlight: How Hoosier hospitality fought Indiana's anti-LGBT law

Debra DeCourcy, VP of corporate comms for Angie's List, details why Indianapolis businesses oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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24 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am PDT

Multinational companies give rise to mature PR industry in Bogotá

Miguel Herrera, market leader at Burson-Marsteller Colombia, says the arrival of multinational companies has given rise to a mature PR industry
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1 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm PDT

Kansas City rallies to keep young PR talent in town

Trozzolo Communications Group VP Joshua Brewster discusses how a spirit of togetherness imbues the city’s business and comms sectors
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1 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am PDT

Santiago PR pros strive to improve private sector's image after scandals

Pelayo Bezanilla, public affairs and comms manager, Coca-Cola, says PR professionals are hot to improve the reputation of Chile's private sector.
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26 May 2015 | 8:41 am PDT

Stockholm flexes its digital muscles

Digital strength and international relations are at the heart of doing business in Stockholm.
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24 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm PDT

What you need to know before taking that dream job in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines' Huy Vo details how the region's culture has a significant effect on the way business is done in Honolulu.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am PST

The challenges and beauty of working in Paris

Julie Nollet, head of international comms, Hennessy Maison, says that despite a weak economy, the city is still a major market for top comms talent.
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23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am PST

The best things about working in Minneapolis, according to Target's PR director

Target's PR director Katie Boylan explains how ambitious local comms professionals benefit from the region's diverse corporations and small city feel.
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27 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm PST

Dublin's reputation as tech hub opens opportunities for PR pros

Owen Cullen, MD at Cullen Communications, discusses the city's emergence from the recession and its new reputation as a hub for tech giants.
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26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am PST

Spotlight: Baltimore

Caitlin Mills, PR director at Planit, says Baltimore's unique collaborative environment makes it an attractive destination for in-house or agency pros.
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29 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am PST

Spotlight: Amsterdam

Chris Carroll, global director of marketing, Under Armour, outlines how the creative-led city offers myriad opportunities for comms professionals.
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29 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am PST

Spotlight: Kiev

Volodymyr Dehtyarov, CEO at Newsfront PR Agency, details how PR is playing a key role in helping the city communicate from a conflict zone.
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19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am PST

Spotlight: Toronto

Melanie Rockliff, director of comms at Campbell Co. of Canada, sees smaller firms landing big clients in this entrepreneurially minded city.
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19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am PST

Spotlight: Hong Kong

Evan Lewis, former VP of PR, events, and corporate comms, DFS Group, details why brands need the right social voice to cut through the noise in the city.
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28 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm PDT

Spotlight: New Orleans

Lauren Cason, a director at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, explains how the city's PR community has bonded post-Katrina.
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27 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm PDT

Spotlight: St. Louis

Ascension CCO Nick Ragone says the unique blend of a vibrant PR scene and a lower cost of living makes the city a major attraction for comms pros.
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25 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am PDT

Spotlight: Buenos Aires

Gustavo Averbuj, regional director, Latin America, and CEO of Ketchum Argentina, discusses how comms plays a key role in politics in the city.
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24 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am PDT

Spotlight: Denver

Quiznos' Elizabeth Sapp details how an influx of startups and a booming restaurant industry help attract PR pros to the Mile High City .
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27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am PDT

Spotlight: Mexico City

Karen Ovseyevitz, president, Latin America, Porter Novelli, details why traditional media relations is still a crucial strategy for PR pros in the city.
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27 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am PDT
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